Who Is Tony Dokoupil First Wife? Details on his Married life with wife Katy Tur

By Rhyss | Published on: March 15, 2024 | Updated on: March 15, 2024
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Tony Dokoupil gained popularity for his role as a co-anchor of CBS This Morning. He previously worked for MSNBC. And it was while working at this organization that Tony met his future wife. Upon meeting, the two got married after a few years.

The journalist is a proud father of three children out of which two are from his first marriage. Now you must be wondering, who is Tony Dokoupil’s first wife?

In the article, let’s find the answer and also take a look at Tony’s relationship with his second spouse.

Who is Tony Dokoupil wife? All about his secret nuptial

Tony has been married to fellow journalist Katy Tur for a few years now. The couple tied the knot in late October 2017. A source close to the couple said the two planned to exchange their vows at dusk in a “nondenominational ceremony in the middle of the desert in Utah,”.

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The wedding photo of Tony and his wife Katy.

Talking about the wedding dress, Katy opted for a maroon color gown while her husband Dokoupil wore a black suit.

The couple flew to Utah with their parents and close friends for the big day. The location in itself was kinda remote due to the fact that there was no mobile service. A friend of the newlyweds told PageSix,

“They deliberately picked a place where there will be no cell service and no one around them talking about politics. No setup, no altar, just in front of rocks.”

Tony and Katy wrote their own vows. After their marriage, they also spent a few days in Utah and visited Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon.

Tony and Katy’s first meeting in a makeup room at MSNBC

The two came across while they both were working for MSNBC in 2015. Tur first saw Tony on the screen when she was in the makeup room waiting to go on-air.

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Tony and his wife Katy in an event.

Katy once told Esquire, as she recalled the incident,

“I’m not very polite, so I said, ‘Who the fuck is that? Does he work here? How come I don’t know who he is? The makeup artists all chimed in and said, ‘That’s Tony, we’ve all got a big crush on him.”

Katy was embarrassed at first but thankfully things worked out for good. They subsequently hit it off and got engaged in 2017, a few months before their marriage. The two are still happily married.

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They Are Blessed with two children

Tony Dokoupil’s wife Katy Tur gave birth to their first child, a baby boy, Theodore “Teddy” Dokoupil on 13th April 2019. Their friend Kasie Hunt announced the news on 17th April, telling viewers,

“Katy and her husband Tony welcomed this little guy into the world on Saturday morning. Theodore ‘Teddy’ Dokoupil weighed in at 6 lbs., 5 oz. He stretches nearly 20 inches. Mom, dad and tiny Teddy are all doing great.”

A day after, Katy also posted a photo of her newly-born baby boy with her husband on Insta.

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Tony with his child and his wife.

In December 2016, Tur announced she was expecting her first child with her hubby Tony during her afternoon show, MSNBC Live With Katy Tur.

Subsequently, two years later, on May 13, 2021, the pair gave birth to their second child, a baby girl. They named their daughter Eloise Judy Bear Dokoupil. She weighed 6 pounds at the time of birth and has strawberry blond hair.

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Tony and Katy Tur are a parent of two kids.

Who is Tony Dokoupil First Wife? Shares two other children with her

Prior to Tony’s marriage to Katy, he was married to an unknown woman. Although the name of his first spouse has been kept behind closed doors, one thing that we do know is that she used to work at Human Rights Watch. The former flames were married for several years before divorcing.

From their relationship, the couple became a parent of two children, a boy, and a girl. Unfortunately, sometime after welcoming their two kids, they decided to separate for good. After their divorce, the majority of their kids’ custody went to his wife. Sometime later, his wife moved to Tel Aviv and this is where his children also live.

However, the journalist has kept the identity of his kids behind closed doors. He is yet to make any public appearances with his bundle of joys.

Dokoupil’s children and ex-wife lived in shelter during the conflict between Israel and Gaza

In May 2021, Palestine and Israel got involved in a major conflict when both of them started firing at each other. There were numerous casualties from both sides.

As we told you before that Tony’s older children and ex-wife live in Tel Aviv. So during the bombing, the family of three alongside other members went inside bunker shelters. During Tony’s appearance on CBS This Morning, he revealed the heartbreaking news. Dokoupil said his daughter was in tears due to the conflict.